Didn't hit home and didn't teach my child it.....but it is just that a nursery rhyme......like any other nursery rhyme. It has no real bearing on life!!!<quoted text>
That really hit 'home', didn't it?
Something so simple and ageless. Something you not only said as a girl, but something you taught your own children.
The expectation of what life brings. Or more specifically what marriage means.
I think the Jack and Jill who went up a hill fetched a pail of water. Oh, and they were brother and sisters. Couldn't marry each other, just like gays.
This Jack and Jill were not brother and sister. As is most often the case, they got married and had children.
I know lots of straight couples who are married and can't have children or simple don't want them......so, again marriage is a lot more than just having sex and getting pregnant.
I did say it, so what.......back when I was a kid, no one had Same-Sex parents that I was aware of, though I did happen to know a kid whose mother was a Lesbian and she visited her mother every other weekend. I also had a couple of friends of mine who were brother and sister, whose parents were interracial......this was in 1970 and people didn't like their children playing with these kids.....strictly because of who their parents happen to be.
You don't have to like that Gays and Lesbians are getting married, but they are and their marriages are truly no different than yours.......oh and the crap about you having to learn about your wife because she is a woman and you're a man is a challenge......well, guess what.....just because my wife and I are both women......we still have to learn about what each of us like or don't like........we aren't the same person, just the same sex!!!